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. america is at a critical pope of decision making. we are a nation at a crossroads. it is up to each of us to determine what kind of country we want to be. down one path is a democratic $1 trillion overhaul. a stimulus law that fails to meet expectations for job creation. the taxpayer-funded bailout for private companies. a cap and trade policy that will impose a massive energy tax upon all americans. all of these are costly policies that seize more control over the economy and our lives. the goal -- to remake america in the image of europe. but, take hope, down the other path is responsible, adult leadership, focused firmly on job creation and economic opportunity. we believe in a congress that will once again listen to the people and return america to the country they know and love. we believe in a limited, but effective government, that provides a safety net for those who need it most, but sets no limits on opportunity or achievement. we believe that it is not enough to just talk about ending government waste. you have to take action so that we can begin to be raised our deficits and fr
policy in america today, which is based on free markets and private capital, has been very successful. it is one of the key areas of the economy that is expanding and is profitable. if it is not broke, don't fix it. if they choose to do something, we will participate in the hearings and try to make sure that the free market witnesses have equal access to committee. i would predict that we will be able to defeat in the bill that they try to move to regulate the internet. >> in your view, what are some of the implications if congress does pass the bill saying that the fcc can regulate the internet? >> you would have less innovation and freedom on the internet. you'd have a more restrictive internet, probably higher cost. you would slow down the broadband deployment. the private sector has spent billions and billions of dollars of in the last decade putting in the infrastructure. it is almost ubiquitous now that everyone in america not only has a pc at their home and work, but they also have a hand-held device that has access to the internet. we are in the middle of a big success story.
, and that's the trillions of dollars of damages to working families in america. what happened when the bubble burst more than a year ago? we had a tremendous loss in the value of retirement savings. we had a tremendous loss in the family savings for their children to go to college. we had an enormous drop in employment. we had a tremendous drop in families covered by health care because of the loss of employment. we had damag damage on every paa family's finances, including the value of their home so that millions of american families today owe more on their home than their home is worth. well, quite frankly, mr. president, i don't believe that a system of million-dollar bonuses and billion-dollar profits and trillion dollars of damage to the american working families is a system that we need here in america. indeed, tonight's vote was about whether or not to have a public debate on the rules of the road for wall street, but it was also about whose side are on you. are you on the side of some wall street firms which don't believe that any additional rules of the road are necessary?
your job. >> guest: it's my job and and my team's job to drive innovation it into america's foreign-policy and figure out how we can maximize the potential of technology and innovation and service of america's diplomatic goals. >> host: give us the example? >> guest: i will give a couple quick ones, they vary from things doing in mexico to the condo to siberia. in in siberia, for example, we have a strategic dialogue with russia and if you think about the cold war innovation and with something they competed with the russians on and, in fact, if one of our nation's one it was perceived as though the other was losing and now innovation can be a shared resource. scientific and tough logical operation -- cooperation. we're building ties between the new russian government, the private sector and american governments and american private sector so by working together leveraging each resources we can produce scientific and technological breakthroughs that otherwise would happen. that's a positive example. another side ofñr it is fighting against bad guys and dealing with some of the threa
need to legislate. i think the internet is booming. i think telecommunication policy in america today which is based on free markets and private capital has been very, very successful, it's one of the few areas of the economy that is expanding and is profitable. if it's not broke, don't fix it, so if they choose to move something, you know, we'll participate in the hearing, and we'll try to make sure that the free market witnesses have equal access to the committee, and i would predict that we will be able to defeat any bill that they tried to move to regulate the internet. >> host: in your view, mr. barton, what are some of the implications if congress does pass a bill saying that the fcc can regulate -- >> guest: well, you'd have less innovation on the internet, you'd have less freedom on the internet, you'd have over time a more restrictive internet, probably a higher cost internet, you'd slow down the broadband deployment. the private sector has spent billions and billions of dollars in the last decade putting in the infrastructure, and it's almost now ubiquitous that everybody in
, describe your job. >> guest: so, it's my job and my team's job to drive innovation into america's foreign policy, to figure out how we can maximize the potential of technology and innovation in service of america's diplomatic and development goals. >> host: give us an example of how that's done. >> guest: they vary in things we're doing in mexico to congo to siberia. in siberia, for example, we have a strategic dialogue with russia, and if you think about the cold war, innovation was something that we competed with the russians on, and, in fact, if one of our nations won, it was perceived as though the other nation was losing. now innovation can be a shared resource, scientific and technological cooperation. so one example of what we're doing is we're building ties between the russian government, the russian private sector and the american government and the american private sector so that by working together leveraging each of our countries' resources, we can produce scientific and technological breakthroughs that otherwise wouldn't happen. that's a positive example of what the innovatio
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